|Sac Actor in Jackson Reenactment / World Free Throw Champ|
Sacramento-raised Rigg Kennedy portrayed Michael Jackson's lawyer on E! Entertainment Television's reenactment of Jackson's trial. Kennedy joins Jeffrey today to talk about his turn in the limelight. In 1993, Dr. Tom Amberry, an 82 year old retired podiatrist from Seal Beach, CA made an amazing 2750 free throws in a row. He was only asked to stop due to another previously scheduled event at the gym...
Keywords: Michael Jackson Reenactment; World Free Throw Champ; Dan Kennedy; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Sacramento French Film Festival / HGTV's Paul James|
French film director Michel Alexandre, whose work is featured this weekend in the Sacramento French Film Festival, joins host Jeffrey Callison to talk about the festival and the state of the French film industry. Master gardener Paul James, host of Home and Garden Television's "Gardening by the Yard," joins us in studio to share his gardening tips. Jeffrey will present Paul with a sickly tomato plant and see what magic he can work! Also, Insight Associate Producer Tiffany Aldrich MacBain will as...
Keywords: Sacramento French Film Festival; HGTV's Paul James; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Sacramento High School / Exotic animals|
Sacramento High School was founded during the Gold Rush. On Friday it celebrates its 150th birthday. Today you'll learn about the history of the school. Should exotic animals be used in performances? Experts weigh in and tell you about California legislation that could impact local shows.
Keywords: Sacramento High School; historic schools; exotic animals; performing animals; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Sacramento Kings' 20th Anniversary / Writing Teacher|
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Arco Arena and the Kings basketball team in Sacramento. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with Jerry Reynolds, an executive with the Kings who's worked with the team since its inception. Also: Sacramento Bee sports columnist Mark Kriedler on what's up in local and regional sports. Writing teacher Pat Schneider talks to Jeffrey today about her work. Schneider has led hundreds of workshops since the 1970s, helping writers find their voices...
Keywords: Sacramento Kings; Writing Teacher; KXJZ; Sacramento Public radio
|Sacramento's Shade Trees / Lesbian Author Ann Bannon|
The summer brings soaring temperatures in northern California, and shade trees offer relief. Guest host Douglas Everett speaks with experts about Sacramento's urban forest and the benefits of shade. At left, a Sacramento Scarlet Oak. Also today: Ann Bannon, a Sacramentan who wrote breakthrough Lesbian fiction in the 1950s.
Keywords: Sacramento's Shade Trees; Lesbian Author Ann Bannon; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Safe at home? / Soft sales|
There's been a rise in home invasions in our region lately. Experts tell you what's behind the increase and how you can reduce your risk. The Dixie Chicks' concert is still on in Sacramento, but they're struggling to sell tickets in some other cities. Radio directors and a concert promoter weigh in on the love-hate relationship fans have with the Chicks.
Keywords: Home invasions; Dixie Chick's; KXJZ; Sacramento Public radio
|Salvaging Homes in New Orleans / Grape Enzyme / Snow Survey|
Gutting houses is part of the rehab effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Today you'll meet locals who volunteered in New Orleans and a victim who was helped. Genetically designed grapes with elevated levels of vitamin C may be more than wishful thinking, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Adelaide, Australia. Researcher Seth DeBolt tells you about a recently identified enzyme in grapes that helps convert vitamin C into tartaric acid, a...
Keywords: Salvaging Homes in New Orleans; Hurricane Katrina Grape Enzyme; Snow Survey; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
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|Sara James / Angelina Reaux / ' Fully Committed' / Naked Nativity"|
Sara James - One of America's top young female basketball players lives in the foothills. She's Sara James, a shooting guard at Oak Ridge High School. She ranked in the top 20 earlier this year in an ESPN list of the nation's top female high school players. Sara James recently signed a letter of intent to go to Stanford, which has one of the nation's top basketball programs for women. Today on Insight, you'll meet James and hear about her future basketball plans...
Keywords: Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; KXJZ; Sara James; female basketball player; Oak Ridge High School; Stanford womens basketball; Angelina Reaux, opera singer; December Songs; Fully Committed; one-man play; Matt K. Miller; Gary Wright; Naked Nativity; holiday-themed play; Capenters, the; Fourth Stage; P. Joshua Laskey
|School Dropout Rates / Hamlet|
Dropping out of school can have dire impact on a student. It also impacts the school system and our community. How big is the problem posed by dropouts in our region, and what can be done? Experts join host Jeffrey Callison. How does an actor breathe life into these famous words that are mysterious, profound and cliched, all at the same time? Jeffrey talks with Cameron Crain, who's playing Hamlet this month for the Nevada Shakespeare Company...
Keywords: school dropout; Hamlet; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio
|Sneaky bill / Banjo champ|
Checks and balances are meant to protect abuses of the legislative process; but what happens when a bill passes with a last minute amendment that many lawmakers didn’t know about? Today on Insight you'll hear about a recent case in California. Did you know the 2005 U.S. Banjo Bluegrass Champion is from our area? Today you'll hear Brian Anderson play his banjo in our studio. This segment originally aired June 28, 2006.
Keywords: last minute amendments; sneaky bills; Banjo champion; Brian Anderson; KXJZ; Insight
|Sonny Rollins / Investment clubs / Eye of the beholder|
Jazz great Sonny Rollins talks about his music and long career. This segment was originally broadcast April 6, 2006. What does it take to start and run a successful investment club? Two experts - both of them leaders in Sacramento investment clubs - explain. This segment was originally broadcast April 14, 2006. Also, a new play explores the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration as seen through the eyes of Ollie North's secretary Fawn Hall.
Keywords: Sonny Rollins; investment clubs; Iran-Contra; Fawn Hall; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Spam and the Law|
Electronic junk mail, or spam, can fill your email box fast, and can cause companies thousands, or even millions, of dollars. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with experts about spam and the law, emerging email threats, and whether or not there is room for legitimate email marketing on the web.
Keywords: Spam and the Law; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Sri Lanka examined / Fish poaching / Personal quest|
Sri Lanka examined Dr. Patrick Almos Peebles, author of "The History of Sri Lanka", tells you about the island nation's complex history and its current political unrest. Peebles is a professor of history at the University of Missouri. "The History of Sri Lanka" will be available August 30, 2006. Find out how pirate fishing could impact your dining. Wall Street Journal writer G. Bruce Knecht and a local chef tell you why the Chilean Sea Bass is being poached...
Keywords: Sri Lanka; fish poaching; adoption; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|State of schools|
California students are improving, according to recently released results for two major tests. But are tests really a good indication of achievement? Today on Insight, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and other education experts tell you about the STAR program and the California High School Exit Exam. Plus, you’ll hear how California charter schools are faring.
Keywords: STAR program; California High School Exit Exam; charter schools; Jack O'Connell; California schools; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Stem Cell Institute / Cadaver Exhibit|
Host Jeffrey Callison looks at the surprisingly heated race among several California cities to host a stem cell research institute; Sacramento is one of the leading candidates. The creator of a San Francisco cadaver exhibit explains how the cadavers maintain their poses.
Keywords: Stem cell research institute; cadaver exhibit; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Strike a Pose / Just Do It! / Snapshots in Time|
Where do painters, sculptors and other artists find their subjects? Three professional artist models tell us why they pose, and what it's like. Diane Baxter, one of our guests, models at a drawing workshop tonight from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Nominal fee. Information: 916-922-0915. How motivational was the high-profile business seminar "Get Motivated" that drew thousands in Sacramento yesterday? Three attendees tell us how well motivated they were, and what...
Keywords: artist models; Diane Baxter; get motivated; Deborah Willis; photography; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Stunning Garden / Remembrance / Accordion Dreams|
California man's stunning mega-garden gets national recognition at the end of the month. It includes winding country roads, waterfalls, wetlands and much, much more. It will be one of three gardens to be featured in this year's Garden Conservancy Open Day on March 31. John Poswall tells you about "The Gardens of Springhill" in Lincoln. Four California political figures died in the last several days...
Keywords: Gardens; Marco Firebaugh; Al Alquist; Lyn Nofziger; Casper Weinberger; jazz accordion; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Successfully Managing Your 401(k)|
It's named after a section of the 1978 Internal Revenue Code, and is one of the most widely used retirement savings plans in the U.S. Investment experts tell us how to best use a 401(k) plan to save for our golden years. One of our guests is the man who created the first 401(k) plan.
Keywords: 401(k); retirement; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Summer Writers' Conference|
Do you have passion for the written word? Today on Insight host Jeffrey Callison speaks with industry insiders and accomplished authors. They tell us how to polish your writing skills and how to get published.
Keywords: Summer Writers' Conference; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio